2018 Numerica Festival of Trees: A Benefit for the Numerica Performing Arts Center

Join the Numerica Performing Arts Center for another year of holiday spirit at the annual NUMERICA FESTIVAL OF TREES fundraiser, sponsored by Numerica Credit Union. The halls will be filled with lavishly decorated trees and wreaths and the weekend packed with premiere events at the Stanley Civic Center, November 15-18. This weekend festival is a fundraiser for the Numerica Performing Arts Center.


Public viewing hours are free to the public, upstairs in the Stanley Civic Center. Check out the array of community-decorated trees and wreaths of all sizes, with the chance to take them home in the silent auction.

  • Thursday, November 15, 10am – 8pm
  • Friday, November 16, 10am – 6pm
  • Saturday, November 17, 10am – 4pm
  • Sunday, November 18, 10am – 1pm


Holiday Spice is back at the Numerica PAC this year with two variety shows: November 16 at 7:00pm and November 17 at 1:00pm. This annual, holiday community concert features the area’s best performers, saluting the season through dance, music, comedy, and other various performances. This year will also feature a special tribute to local heroes by Nancy Zahn. Additionally, the Numerica PAC will recognize the 2018 Stanley Lifetime Achievement recipients at both performances. Tickets are $27-$31 with discounts for seniors and students; Prices increase on show day. This event is sponsored by Richard & Connie Hoffmann with media support by Sunny FM, NCW Media, and Wenatchee Business Journal.


The Little Black Dress Party is the premier ladies event of the season at the Wenatchee Convention Center on November 16 starting at 7:30pm. Women can enjoy a night of dancing, giveaways, cocktails, and more! Must be 21 or older to attend. Tickets are $30; VIP tables for 4 are $200 and include tickets, a reserved table, champagne, and exclusive VIP bar access. This event is sponsored by Macy’s with media support by 103.9 KW3 and 99.5 The Bridge.


The annual Dinner and Live Auction is one of the most important fundraisers for the Numerica Performing Arts Center on November 17 at 5:00pm. The evening includes a sumptuous dinner, a live auction featuring exclusive experiences and grand trees, live entertainment by Wenatchee Valley Symphony Orchestra, and more at the Wenatchee Convention Center. Tickets are $60 or $500 for a table of 10 through October 27, at which point tickets are $75 or $700 for a table of 10. This event is sponsored by Confluence Health. Grand trees are sponsored by James & Barbara Brink, Central Washington Water, Justin Jessica Natalie and Liam Clay, Confluence Health, Dave & Sandy Gellatly, and Sunny FM.

TEDDY BEAR TIME & FREE SANTA PHOTOS – Sunday, November 18 at 11am

Numerica Festival of Trees concludes on Sunday with Teddy Bear Time and photos with Santa at the Wenatchee Convention Center. Teddy Bear Time is a ticketed event for children and their families that include a selection of specialty teas and other drinks, pastries, and a hands-on activity for a take-home souvenir. Tickets are $10 for children and $15 for adults and go on sale October 15.

Tickets to the Numerica Festival of Trees events are available online at, by phone at 509-663-ARTS, or at the Numerica PAC Box Office.

Now Accepting Nominations for the 2018 Stanley Lifetime Achievement Awards

Nominations are now being accepted for the STANLEY LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS. Nominations are open until October 31, 2018, and can be made at the Numerica PAC Box Office or online at

The Stanley Lifetime Achievement Awards were designed in 2002 to honor the life-long arts and culture commitment of Mr. Bob Stanley and are presented in two categories: Volunteer and Professional. Nominees shall be a volunteer or professional of the arts in Central Washington for a minimum of 10 years, and have left a profoundly positive and lasting impression on the arts in our community.

Each winner will be honored at one of the Numerica Festival of Trees’ Holiday Spice performances in November with a Haglund’s Trophies custom plaque and medallion.


Former Stanley Lifetime Achievement Award Winners:


Leslie McEwen (2017), Scott Bailey (2016), Terry Valdez (2015), Dan Jackson (2014), Keith Sexson (2013), Tamera Lopushinsky (2012), Glenn Kelley (2011), Jan Cook Mack (2010), John and Susan Wagner (2009), Harriett Bullitt (2008), Beth Jensen (2007), Sherry Krebs (2006), Pam Cole (2005), Richard Lapo (2004), Edward Sands (2003)

VOLUNEER DIVISION                                                         

Gina Jans (2017), Ron Lodge (2016), Adele Wolford (2015), Marilyn Everhart (2014), Sue Lawson (2013), Rudi Pauly (2012), Terry Johnson (2011), Sherry Schreck (2010), Paul Atwood (2009), Harriett Bullitt (2008), Glenn Isaacson (2007), Arlene Jones (2006), Jane Hensel (2005), Gary Montague (2004), Wilfred and Kathy Woods (2003), Joan Shelton Mason & Ruth Allan (2002)

October Events

Numerica Performing Arts Center welcomes the fall weather with JAY LARSON, returning to the Numerica PAC stage on October 12, SOWETO GOSPEL CHOIR, part of the 2018-2019 season on October 21, and the October Monthly Movie on the Big Screen: E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL on October 25.

Jay Larson

Following his stand-up routine in Cold Winter Nights, Jay Larson returns to the Numerica PAC stage with an entirely new show on October 12 at 7:00pm and 9:00pm. On this 22 city Mostly Crowd Work tour, Jay will mix his stand up with a heavy dose of crowd interaction and the occasional audience interview. Jay has a weird, unique and inquisitive sense of humor. All that coupled with his quick wit and imagination lend to an amazing comedy experience that literally unfolds right in front of the audience. Jay is best known for his fantastic story telling which has been featured on Conan, The Late Late Show, Showtime, “This American Life”, Comedy Central’s “This Is Not Happening” and is heard every Tuesday on his podcast “TheCrabFeast.”

This show is intended for mature audiences. General admission tickets are $22 and VIP Table seating is $140 for an assigned table for four. Seating is limited.

Soweto Gospel Choir

Soweto Gospel Choir was formed to celebrate the unique and inspirational power of African Gospel music. The 20-strong choir draws on the best talent from the many churches in and around Soweto. Formed in 2002, Soweto Gospel Choir has achieved incredible success in a very short time. They have travelled the world, recorded five albums, two DVDs, and have won countless awards in South Africa, USA, and Australia. They are Ambassadors for the Nelson Mandela Foundation and their patron, Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Soweto Gospel Choir has performed with some of the biggest names in music and performed for some of the most influential people in the world.

This show was made possible by presenting sponsor Van Doren Sales. “Van Doren Sales is so proud and excited for another great season at the Numerica PAC,” says Bret Pittsinger, President and CEO at Van Doren Sales. He adds, “The ongoing commitment of the Numerica PAC staff to bring the best in cultural entertainment to our valley is unsurpassed!”

The Soweto Gospel Choir is live on October 21 at 7:30pm. This show is sponsored by Van Doren Sales with support by Dave & Sandy Gellatly and media supporter Newsradio 560 KPQ. Tickets are $27-$31 with discounts for seniors ($25-$29) and youth ($21-$25) and increased prices on show day.

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

After a gentle alien becomes stranded on Earth, the being is discovered and befriended by a young boy named Elliott. Bringing the extraterrestrial into his suburban California house, Elliot introduces E.T., as the alien is dubbed, to his brother and little sister, and the children decide to keep its existence a secret. Soon, however, E.T. falls ill, resulting in government intervention and a dire situation for both Elliott and the alien. This film is rated PG.

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial is the October Monthly Movie on the Big Screen, sponsored by Speidel Bentsen LLP with support by media sponsors ALPHA Media, Country 104.7 KKRV, ESPN Radio 900 & 1200, and 94.3 Jack FM. The movie will on the big screen October 25 at 6:30pm and tickets are only $3.


For tickets and information, call 509-663-ARTS, go to, or visit the Numerica PAC Box Office at the Stanley Civic Center, 123 N Wenatchee Avenue.

Numerica PAC Hires New Bookkeeper and Graphic Designer

Numerica Performing Arts Center announced the hiring of two new employees, Althea Castro as the Graphic Designer for the PAC’s Marketing Department and Anna Colin as the new Bookkeeper. Both Castro and Colin began their new roles on August 1, 2018.

As the new Graphic Designer for the Numerica PAC, Castro is responsible for creating all images that represent the Numerica PAC and its shows for marketing purposes. Castro has been doing graphic design and working with the local theatre community for six years. She volunteered as a graphic designer for Music Theatre of Wenatchee and Eastmont High School Drama Club, and did the graphic design for the Dan Maher, Sarah Knox, and Sunny Hemphill campaigns. She earned her Associate of Arts & Sciences degree in 2012, where she took part in the graphic design program offered at Wenatchee Valley College. In addition to her new position at the PAC, she is the owner of Fabled Graphics.

As the new Bookkeeper for the Numerica PAC, Colin is responsible for maintaining the accuracy of all of the PAC’s accounting and finances. Colin has rich experience in business and finance. She graduated from Central Washington University in 2013 with a degree in accounting, and has more than 5 years of experience in accounting services. In addition to her new role at the PAC, Anna has been the controller for East Wenatchee Water District since 2015 where she has mastered prioritization and multitasking.

September Events

Numerica Performing Arts Center kicks off the 2018-2019 Season with a Led Zeppelin tribute band, ZEPPELIN USA, on September 28, and a Monthly Movie on the Big Screen: THE SANDLOT (1993) on September 26.

The Sandlot

In partnership with the Wenatchee Downtown Association, as part of Young Professionals Week, the Numerica PAC is showing The Sandlot on September 26 at 6:30pm. When Scottie Smalls moves to a new neighborhood, he manages to make friends with a group of kids who play baseball at the sandlot. Together they go on a series of funny and touching adventures. The boys run into trouble when Smalls borrows a ball from his stepdad that gets hit over a fence. This film is rated PG. Tickets are only $3. Supported by media sponsor ALPHA Media, Country 104.7 KKRV, ESPN Radio 900 & 1020, and 94.3 Jack FM.

Zeppelin USA

Zeppelin USA (ZUSA) is all about the music and spirit of Led Zeppelin. Instead of donning the blonde wigs, the dragon suit, and the three rings on the kick drum, ZUSA sets themselves apart by standing on the music. Focused on getting the right tones, vocal inflections, and front mix out – borrowing from the studio and live versions – much attention is spent on delivering a true sonic Zeppelin experience. But ZUSA also believes in entertainment. The members of ZUSA (Brody Dolynuik, Steve Zukowsky, Jon Gilcrest, and Pat Leon) are veteran musicians who’ve captured the sound and spirit of the greatest rock band of all time, and promises to either introduce or remind fans of just how great the mighty Zep will always be.

This performance is sponsored by Wild Birds Unlimited of Wenatchee with support by Mike & Sheila Salmon, Washington Trust Bank, Angel Donors, Avenue Car Wash – David Noyd & Natalie Hoback-Noyd, and media sponsor Sunny FM. Tickets are $27-$31 with discounts for seniors ($25-$29) and youth ($21-$25) and increased prices on show day.


For tickets and information, call 509-663-ARTS, go to, or visit the Numerica PAC Box Office at the Stanley Civic Center, 123 N Wenatchee Avenue.

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